Romanian Film Festival Seattle – 6th Edition

Tickets and passes are now on sale for the 6th Edition of the Romanian Film Festival Seattle. The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) is excited to announce the full lineup for the 6th Edition of The Romanian Film Festival Seattle, screening November 15-17 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. This year’s lineup offers the best of European cinema, with […]
Oct 9, 2019

2019 Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival

Seattle, WA: The second Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival will be on June 22nd, 23rd, and 26th at SIFF Uptown Cinema. This year the Festival is showing “Xiao Mei”, “Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron”,  “More Than Blue”, “Sen Sen”, “Long Time No Sea”, “Gatao 2: Rise of the King”, “Our Youth in Taiwan” and also […]
Jun 18, 2019

The 2019 Diwa Filipino Film Festival

“Diwa” means Spirit in Tagalog, and the Diwa Filipino Film Festival is a small community film festival that celebrates the Filipino Spirit wherever it resides. This year, we are showcasing even more films by and about Filipinos all over the world. Find out what it means to be Moro (Muslim from the southern island of […]
Apr 30, 2019

Pr0n 4 Freakz

In April and June, come celebrate the sensual, the sexual, the beautiful and the bizarre with Scumtrust Productions’ Pr0n 4 Freakz. Scumtrust is a local genderqueer production company centering former and current sex workers both in front of and behind camera. Each event jumps off with a mini-market and social. Next, we gather in one of […]
Mar 19, 2019

The 2018 Romanian Film Festival Seattle: “One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying: Uncanny Worlds”

In tune with the Halloween spirit of the first week in November, travel with us to Romania and its “Uncanny Worlds”. This year’s films will take you on a journey through the unusual, unfamiliar, ineffable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, inscrutable, and the unclear. More than ever, Romanian films reflect the uncanny aspects of reality, history, politics, and everyday life, as well as […]
Sep 25, 2018

Celebrate film and Hip Hop with a special screening of “The Killing of the 5th Element”

“The Killing of the 5th Element” Is music just entertainment or a movement that can spark change? The Golden Age of hip-hop with its “consciousness” is regarded as the best era in hip-hop/rap. Diverse artists and academics examine how the music changed and try to answer the question: Why did the knowledge element of Hip […]
Apr 13, 2018

South Asian International Documentary Festival 2018

Tasveer’s South Asian International Docufest (SAID) showcases high-quality, thought-provoking documentaries that speak directly to issues relevant to the South Asian community, and use the documentarian’s lens to draw attention to stories often unseen and voices often unheard. The films are accompanied by post-screening conversations between filmmakers, audience members, and community leaders. SAID is the only […]
Apr 12, 2018
In the documentary short “A Year Without My Parents,” screening at Children’s Film Festival Seattle, 11-year-old Tareq tries to adjust to life as a Syrian migrant in Holland. (Children’s Film Festival Seattle)

Children’s Film Festival opens young minds to the world

“Children are humans, and so they understand the world through story just like we do,” says the director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which starts Jan. 26.
Dec 30, 2016
The 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts October 14 2016.

Tasveer 2016: Seattle’s South Asian Film Festival is October 14-23

Offbeat films, filmmaker panels, South Asian Cuisine and more!
Sep 22, 2016

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 2016

2016 Children’s Film Festival is coming to Seattle

The Northwest Film Forum hosts the 2016 Children’s Film Festival in Seattle from January 21 to 31.
Jan 21, 2016

Food: A matter of Justice

Food justice in Focus at the Seattle Social justice film festival October 16-17.
Sep 30, 2015

Translations puts the global transgender experience on the big screen

This weekend's Translations film festival includes over 40 films exploring the global transgender experience.
May 8, 2015
A still from "Titli" about a young man trying to escape his criminal family in Delhi, one of the flagship films of the Seattle South Asian Film Festival's 9th year.

Festival brings top-notch South Asian filmmakers to town

Now in its ninth year, the Seattle South Asian Film (SSAFF) once again brings a wide array of radical, thought-provoking films to the Puget Sound area. This year there’s narrative and documentary films from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka on everything from human rights, gender, LGBT issues, education, and the environment — and some laughs […]
Oct 29, 2014

SIFF boasts global lineup for film fest’s 40th

In a large corner office lined with bookcases at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Film Center, Carl Spence is busy gearing up for the 40th year of the festival. The sun shines in two large glass windows as the artistic director of SIFF furiously types, sending last minute emails to finalize the festival’s lineup. The […]
May 1, 2014
Still from "Bethlehem" about an Israeli secret service officer and his Palestinian informant, playing at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Six quick global picks from the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

One perk of living 2,000 years in the diaspora: great material for an international film festival!
Feb 27, 2014
Jeremy Lin documentary "Linsanity" will open the festival on Feb. 6.

Seattle Asian American Film Festival is back with even more Northwest flavor

The long yet not-so-illustrious history of Asian Americans in film includes such blots as the submissive woman and Dragon Lady types, the geek who provides comic relief (often for white counterparts), and the arch villain. All of these compound and express the overarching taint of foreignness. You don’t have to search too hard for the same […]
Jan 29, 2014

In dark Seattle winter, Nordic films hit close to home

The films of the Nordic Lights Festival next weekend at SIFF are a testament to our cultural kinship with Scandinavia.
Jan 10, 2014
Seattle South Asian Film Festival founder Rita Meher. (Photo by Shikha Jain)

New crop of local South Asian filmmakers shine at Tasveer festival

Work in IT or development may pay the bills, but Seattle’s South Asian community has a growing passion for film.
Oct 11, 2013

SIFF picks of the week

More must-see global cinema from week four of the Seattle International Film Festival.
Jun 4, 2013